2018 Tiny Trolley Auction
Auctioneer Jay Werbalowsky of JMW Auction Gallery in Kingston, starts the bidding on one of 13 tiny trolleys at an auction and reception held recently by the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society (TOLHPS) in Highland. To the left of the auctioneer, Charles Glasner,TOLHPS president, watches over the action. The trolleys were displayed along the streets of Highland for six months prior to the auction, commemorating the days when trolleys ran regularly between Highland Landing and New Paltz. They were designed by Jim Fawcett of Highland, molded by USHECO of Kingston, base-painted by Premier Auto of Highland, decorated by local artists, and sponsored by local businesses and individuals. The auction took place in the former Sawyer Bank Building in the heart of the Hamlet, courtesy of the building’s owner, Ethan Jackman. Proceeds will support the organization’s development of the Deyo Homestead on Vineyard Avenue into an historical museum. TOLHPS hopes to make the production and auction of tiny trolleys an annual event, and is now accepting applications from potential sponsors and artists for 2019. Apply here ... or for more information, email Viv@abouttown.us, or call Glasner at 845-527-5859.
2018 Trolley Photos